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MONSTERS AND MAD HATTERS


17 March 2018 - 01 January 2019

Tickets for Monster Mash cost £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets).
Tickets for Alan in Wonderland cost £4 each and £2.50 for Meet Ashley Dyer and booking is essential for all events.


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Bobby Baker's Great & Tiny War


07 September 2018 - 09 November 2018

Since 2014, 100 years since WW1 began, Bobby Baker has been reimagining what day-to-day life is like in wartime.


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Stardust @ The Hullabaloo


17 September 2018 - 12 January 2019

10am – 2pm (times vary around show times)

Stardust is an interactive environment which welcomes very young children and their grown-ups into a gentle, shapeshifting intergalactic landscape, full of intriguing music, sounds and smells. This is a free event, no need to book.


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OKTOBERFEST IN STYLE AT ANTLER @ Newcastle upon Tyne


22 September 2018 - 30 October 2018

ONE OF Newcastle’s newest bar and restaurants is bringing a famous Bavarian festival to the North East.


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Pop-up Planetarium @ Stanhope


22 October 2018

11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Cost: Adults – £5; Concessions – £2; Families – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Join us in St Thomas’ Church Hall in Stanhope for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies.


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3 Little Pig Tails @ Arts Centre Washington


23 October 2018

2pm

Garlic Theatre entertain the whole family with beautifully crafted puppets, music and a garlicky French twist to the tale.


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Circus Skills workshop with Circurama @ Discovery Museum


23 October 2018 - 30 October 2018

Tuesday 23 & 30 October only.

£6 admits 1 adult and 1 child / £3 per additional adult / child

Learn new circus skills together as a family in this interactive learning session for age 5 upwards. 


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HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE BRIDGES…


23 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

GHOSTS, ghouls and spooky fun heads to Sunderland next week as the countdown begins to the scariest night of the year.


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Dark Side of the Moon – Planetarium Show


24 October 2018

6, 7, 8 and 9pm

Cost: Adults – £5 + Eventbrite booking fee

Come along and experience Pink Floyd’s entire ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album in the pop-up planetarium dome, with real-time visualisations and animations (not astronomy themed). A sound and light experience like no other!


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NEW Autumn Spook Camp (6-11 years)


24 October 2018

10.00am - 3.00pm.

£12.50 per child. Limited spaces - Booking required, please call 03000 262 845 to book a place.

Join our team at Wharton Park for a day packed full of seasonal fun. Fancy dress optional but children will need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for outdoor fun.


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Pop-up Planetarium @ Alston


25 October 2018

11:00 am - 3:45 pm

Cost: Adults – £5; Concessions – £2; Families – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Join us in Alston Town Hall (CA9 3RF) for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies.


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Spooky Family Fun Day @ The Bowes Museum


25 October 2018

11am-4pm

Free to pass holders.

Trick or Treat! Halloween excitement for all the family, come and make a witch’s broom, create a potion and take part in the magician trail during this drop in session.


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Nikki Noo Noo's Pumpkin Party! @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield


25 October 2018

11.00am, 12.30pm or 2.00pm

£6 per child.

It's party time! Join Nicki Noo Noo as she leads a special Halloween celebration in our yurt. There will be music, games, dancing and themed crafts.


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Pumpkin Trail @ Woodhorn Museum


27 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

Can you find all the pumpkins that are hiding in the shadowy corners of Woodhorn Museum?


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Spooky Cocktail Masterclass @ Wynyard Hall


27 October 2018

from 7pm

£30 per person, includes nibbles and materials

Create your own bubbling portions under the gruesome guidance of our very own Dr Evil.


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Armistice Family Activities Day @ Durham Cathedral


27 October 2018

10:30am

Booking is not required and entry is free of charge.

A special day of family activities as we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Come down for this free event in order to participate in a range of activities, such as a virtual reality trench-life experience, poppy and badge making, costumes, and a story tent.


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HAUNTED HALL GHOST STORIES


27 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

weekends only, 6-7pm & 7:30-8:30pm

Haven’t you heard that Belsay Hall is haunted? We dare you to join us for a candlelit ghost tour this October half term! Stay up late to hear some spooky (but family-friendly!) stories, explore the hall after dark, and be on your guard for things that go bump in the night...


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Circus Family Day @ Discovery Museum


27 October 2018

Drop in, 11am-4pm

Donations welcome (free entry). Some activities have a small charge.

Join us for this thrill-packed family day filled with live performances, circus skills, animal stars, candyfloss and more, to celebrate new exhibition Circus! Show of Shows.


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Halloween Fun Day @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


28 October 2018

11.00am – 3.30pm

Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume, there will be a magician, arts and crafts and a spooky treasure hunt to entertain the little ones! Included in admission and yearly passes.


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DINOSAUR DAY @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


28 October 2018

10am - 4pm

Tickets: £4 per person

A giant, walking, roaring Jurassic monster is making its way to South Tyneside for a dinosaur day during half term.


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CHAMPION MOTORBIKERS REVVING UP FOR A NIGHT AT RAMSIDE…


31 October 2018

£25 plus booking fee for the show only or £30 plus a booking fee for the show plus a picture with John which will be given out on the night.

A CHAMPION TT racer will be swapping his bike for a microphone, when he appears at a County Durham hotel.


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Halloween Fancy Dress Party! @ The Bowes Museum


31 October 2018

4:00 - 7:00

£10.00 per child, free for accompanying adult

Celebrate Halloween with fancy dress fun, music and games.


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Fun Family Activities @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


31 October 2018 - 02 November 2018

11am - 3pm

Join us in October half term for fun activities for all the family. Please check our Facebook page for more details as some activities will require booking. Included in admission and yearly passes.


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Spooky Night at the Museum @ Discovery Museum


31 October 2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

£6 per child aged 1 and over (under 12s) / £2 per adult / Babies - Free

Calling all little monsters, ghosts and ghouls, our Halloween party is set to be truly spooktacular!  


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Sparkle and Bang @ The Bowes Museum


02 November 2018

11am-4pm

Join us for our Bonfire Night themed day to make an array of sparkly and noisy creations.


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CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE…


03 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

ONE of the North East’s best loved castles has Christmas all wrapped up with a programme of festive family events.


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SANTA AND SUPERHEROES FLY TO LUMLEY


15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

SANTA and his elves will be joined by some of the world’s greatest superheroes for festive fun at Lumley Castle Hotel this winter.


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The Snowman Tour @ Durham Cathedral


28 December 2018

7:00 PM

Tickets cost £21.60 - £11.88, available online here and via telephone: 0344 8000 410.

Join us as we host The Snowman Tour for one day only.


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